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Balkans Post

The mission of Balkans Post is to bring cogent and accurate analysis of Balkans events in a truthful and unfiltered manner. We feel like we can do a much better job of succeeding in this mission than other websites and news outlets because we are unencumbered by the ideological boundaries of right and left. This allows us to not shy away from truth and to relentlessly pursue it no matter which road it leads us down.



MEK National Security Threat to Albania ; Gjergji Thanasi

Posted on: 2020/05/10

Gjergji Thanasi, Balkans Post, May 10 2020:… I love my country and I consider the MEK a security threat to my country,” investigative journalist Gjergji Thanasi tells the Balkans Post in an exclusive interview. I have chosen to do my bit for my country regarding the MEK threat to Albania and Albanians,” said Gjergji, who lives in Durres county near the MEK camp. “I am proud of myself as what I continue to do is not simply journalism. It is patriotism, too! MEK National Security Threat to Albania ; Gjergji Thanasi

MEK Online Disinformation Operations From Troll Factory in Albania

Posted on: 2020/04/28

Balkans Post, April 28 2020:… Murtaza Hussain: Heshmat Alavi is a persona used by the MEK to continue its public relations work in the Western countries, aiming to sway elite and public opinion by placing news articles and running social media campaigns promoting its vision for itself as the future government of Iran. The MEK is a very secretive organization but defectors have told us that on their bases in Albania and France members are tasked all day with posting articles online and running the MEK’s information operations. It is unclear how this is funded but it would be expensive. MEK Online Disinformation Operations From Troll Factory in Albania 

Pompeo and MEK isolated by response to pandemic

Posted on: 2020/03/29

Anne and Massoud Khodabandeh, Balkans Post, March 29 2020:… But, as destructive as the MEK presence has been in Albania, the group has inevitably played a greater role in the West’s confrontation against Iran. In June 2019, Murtaza Hussain of The Intercept revealed that an internet troll farm was operating from the MEK’s closed camp in Manez. The enslaved members, sitting behind banks of outdated computerware, were being used to manipulate social media messaging on Iran on a global scale. Hussain revealed that ‘Heshmat Alavi’, a self-proclaimed Iranian activist, “appears not to exist” and is “a persona run by a team of people from the political wing of the MEK”. Pompeo and MEK isolated by response to pandemic 

Earthquake Destroyed MEK Camp in Albania

Posted on: 2019/11/30

Balkans Post, Novemer 30 2019:… While Albanian citizens living in Tirana and Durres, 30 km and 15 km from the epicenter respectively, had some luck to avoid disaster, the members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) aka National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCR) had none. Stationed only 5 km from the epicenter of the main earthquake, as well as less than a kilometer away from the epicenter of powerful 5.3-magnitude aftershock, the residents of poorly built barracks of the Ashraf-3 base have experienced true horror. Earthquake Destroyed MEK Camp in Albania 

MEK a U.S. tool against Iran

Posted on: 2019/08/19

Professor Tim Anderson, Balkans Post, August 19 2019:… Yes it is quite possible that Albania will de destabilized by U.S. proxies the MEK, and also by DAESH members. Between 2013 and 2016 Washington moved the 2,900 Camp Ashraf MEK members to Albania, where they had also moved some former DAESH/ISIS fighters (Spahiu 2018; Khodabandeh and Khodabandeh 2018). The U.S. and NATO appear to be using Albania as a home for these terrorist ‘assets’; and the Albanian government seems to expect some leverage with the U.S. for performing this hosting service. MEK a U.S. tool against Iran: Australian expert 

Olsi Jazexhi : MEK Helping Albania Slide Toward Authoritarianism

Posted on: 2019/08/10

Balkans Post, August 10, 2019:… If you ask in private any Albanian politicians – including those who attend the MEK meetings with Maryam Rajavi – as to how much democratic MEK is, they will laugh. The most enthusiastic supporters of the MEK will tell you in private “we know that they are terrorists. But America has told us to support them and we do it.” Those who consider the MEK a “democratic alternative” to Iran’s democratically elected government should also proclaim Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Muhamed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia as champions of democracy in the world. Olsi Jazexhi : MEK Helping Albania Slide Toward Authoritarianism. 

MEK terror festival in Albania

Posted on: 2019/07/19

Balkans Post, Tirana, Albania, July 18 2019:… On the last Saturday, 13 July 2019, the annual “Free Iran” conference was held for the first time at Ashraf 3 in Albania, the headquarters of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK or MKO), a notorious terrorist cult known by several other different names and acronyms, including People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI), National Liberation Army of Iran (NLA), and National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). Newest MEK terror festival in Albania